Latest Corvid update – 23/6/20

Safeguarding

Please find a useful attachment about the topic of Safeguarding. Click here.

 


 

Planning

Once lockdown began, all of the council’s departments were affected by the new rules and had to adapt quickly in order to continue to offer an effective service for residents.

Each had its own unique challenges alongside those everyone shared, such as starting remote working and balancing work with the demands of home schooling.

Planning was hit hard, especially as site visits were not feasible and the traditional planning committees were unable to meet due to the social distancing rules.

However, working practices were reviewed and technology embraced immediately, and, since the end of March, the team have managed to process 2,353 planning applications, including 353 applications for dwellings.

Planning committee meetings are now up and running as well, which is a great effort once again by our staff.

 


 

Redruth to benefit from Heritage High Street Fund

Redruth is to receive a share of the £95 million High Streets Heritage Action Zones fund, one of only 10 places in the South West to benefit from this national scheme. It follows a bid submitted by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Project Board.

The grant of £1,689,063, awarded by Historic England, will attract a further £3 million of investment from the private and public sectors. Commitment already secured will see:

•          Derelict and underused buildings in the town centre revitalised

•          Public realm and access improvements

•          A programme of events and activities focused on and led by young people

•          The launch of Alma Place by Redruth Town Council as a library and gateway to the town for residents, businesses and visitors.

 


 

George Eustice MP office

I am informed that the office in Camborne is now open daily from 10am – 1pm for people to discuss matters they need to – it is best to call for an appointment first on Tel: 01209 713355.

 


 

Community Network Panel meeting

Thank you to all of you who attended our first virtual Community Network meeting which went very well!  We are hoping our next one will be on the morning of Tuesday 28th July at 10am – 11am, so please save the date and we will confirm soon.

 

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